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Featured Non-Profit of the Month in Highland Park



Josselyn Logo To improve lives by providing quality mental health care for communities. Click here for more information. 


If you would like to apply for your organization to be featured, please contact Laura Kelly at 


Ruth Fell Wander Community Art Wall

Ruth Fell Wander served on First Bank of Highland Park’s Board of Directors from 1987 until 2002. Her contributions wereRuth Fell Wander invaluable; she brought her endless energy, creativity and intelligence to the many committees that she participated on throughout her tenure.

In addition to her commitment to First Bank of Highland Park, Ruth also devoted her time and talents to several philanthropic communities and civic organizations including the City  of Highland Park’s Business and Economic Development Commission, the National Council of Jewish Women, and the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago.

Additionally, she served as President of the League of Women Voters of Highland Park, and was a member of the Board of Directors of the National Foundation for Jewish Culture.

Ruth appreciated and loved the arts and her home was an expansive gallery of beautiful artwork. She also served as President of Highland Park Associates of The Art Institute of Chicago.

Ruth passed away on February 13, 2002. It is with great pride and respect that this Art Wall is dedicated to such an outstanding individual whose contributions to our bank and community will be felt for many generations to come.

Featured Non-Profit of the Month in Northbrook

Bitter Jester Logo The Bitter Jester Foundation for the Arts (BJFA) promotes the benefits of the arts to the public and fosters economic growth through original music and theatrical performances that unite diverse artists, audiences, and local businesses. Click here for more information.

Featured Non-Profit of the Month in Skokie

Orchard Village Logo Orchard Village partners with families and communities to optimize personal outcomes for individuals with developmental disabilities using a community-integrated approach. Orchard Village empowers people with developmental disabilities through vocational, educational, recreational, and residential programs to live their best lives. Click here for more information. 


If you would like to apply for your organization to be featured, please contact Laura Kelly at 



2022 Impact Statement         

2021 Impact Statement

We have developed a bank-wide culture of caring by giving our time, talent and resources as well as financial education and charitable contributions. Improving our communities has been our priority since day one. Click here to read our 2021 Impact Statement.



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